Wacky and opulent home fit for a king

Wacky and opulent home fit for a king

With 6 wood fireplaces; a conservatory; a library; a fitness center; a home theater; staff quarters; a wine cellar; and a koi pond, this sprawling mansion in New York is fit for a king.


In fact, some online news sources trace the history of the Chapel Hill Mansion to a theological society in New York. Some have claimed that the house was built for Christians to prepare for an event known as the 'second coming of Jesus Christ'.

Chapel Hill Mansion's official website credits the building of the house to the Griscom family, who was looking for a place to establish a quiet retreat.

According to the website, the family loved nature and chose the wooded area on purpose.

Whatever the origins of the house are, its elegant details and extravagant colours make it a home fit for royalty.

The opulent home spans more than 14,000 sq foot, and retains most of its 1928 glamour and ornate design according to an official realtor site.

The mansion is now on sale at a discounted US$10.999 million (S$13.82 million), down from the original asking price of US$13.588 million.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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